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Brotherhood: Guardiani Oblati

09 Oct
Brotherhood: Guardiani Oblati

So essentially now the quest begins, to build a second force for Warzone. This time Brotherhoods Guardiani Oblati. To be honest, I have no intention of playing Brotherhood, but being custodians of the faith, some of their units may be taken by other factions as well. Mostly it is Troopers and Valkyries, but one Imperial leader may also take the Guardiani Oblati as his bodyguard. So what are they? Essentially these are the elite bodyguards for high ranking clergy of the Brotherhood (and some high ranking corporate members). They very well versed in the Art, to the point that during their training they actually lose their need for normal sight (at which point they are blinded). Another thing they lose during their training is all human feelings. They lack any fear or concern for their own wellbeing, as well as any compassion for their enemies. Their only goal is the protection of their charge. They are equipped with the best of armour which sports a whole range of close combat and ranged combat weapons (much like a Swiss Army knife) to tackle any enemy. They do not enter the battlefield in a normal way, but materialize via the Art when their charge is in desperate need.

Costing 100 points a pair, they are quite expensive in game terms (especially since they self destruct when the Warlord they protect is killed), but on the other hand, they are the best bodyguard unit in the game right now. So I could not resist getting me a pair of these. I spend a long time thinking about how to paint them. This was not made easier by the fact, that they were much shorter and more squat than I had expected. So in the end I chose to mimic a historical unit, who’s mission it is to protect high clergy as well (although not as emotionally detached). A cheer for the first person to guess the unit! To mimic their looks I gave their armour a steel look and painted their tunics in diagonal stripes of orange-yellow and blue (I chose to leave the dark red stripes out to make them look less busy).

In the end I was quite happy with the choice. For one it somehow made them look less squat and a really brought out the details in their armour.

Being blinded the view slits in their helmets gave me some headaches (what do they need them for anyway?)! I asked for inspiration on the Warzone Facebook groups and a few people suggested a glow effect. I really liked that idea to show, that their sight is actually paranormal. Hope it looks somewhat decent, since this is my first attempt ever at a glow effect!

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

Guardiani Oblati

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10 Comments

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Brotherhood, Sci-Fi, Warzone Resurrection

 

10 responses to “Brotherhood: Guardiani Oblati

  1. Nysse

    October 9, 2014 at 14:11

    Nice paintjob! Though they may be a bit lacking on the ‘pomp’ side of stuff normally required for Swiss guard 🙂 The glowing eyes are a good addition. Gives them somewhat of an eerie look

     
    • Burkhard

      October 10, 2014 at 12:05

      Thank you!

      It is funny, I always felt, that the Swiss Guard actually had very un-pompous uniform. 😉

      At one point I thought about adding a crest to the helmets but decided against it. I felt it would not have looked fitting.

       
  2. The Angry Lurker

    October 9, 2014 at 18:14

    Beautiful work sir, beautiful!

     
  3. Eng

    October 9, 2014 at 20:57

    Interesting miniatures, nice to see.

     
    • Burkhard

      October 10, 2014 at 12:06

      Thank you. Yes, I guess they are pretty unusual for SciFi, too.

       
  4. Michael Awdry

    October 10, 2014 at 20:54

    Wow! That’s an impressive piece of work.

     
    • Burkhard

      October 11, 2014 at 15:32

      Thank you Michael! Coming from such an illustrious painter as yourself, this means a lot!

       
  5. Dean

    October 11, 2014 at 01:19

    Very cool, Burkard. Love the heraldry on the cloth.

     
    • Burkhard

      October 11, 2014 at 15:34

      Thanks Dean. Glad you like the colours! The first reaction fro one of the guys from my group was “reminds me too much of WH Bretonians”. 😛

       

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